August 11, 2014 10:20 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
The Robertsons’ Facebook fans may have won the battle when they convinced A&E to put Duck Dynasty back on television, but at this point, it looks like they lost the war. The show has been suffering since Phil Robertson shared his controversial views on homosexuality and race relations, and now, a recent disappointment at the Iowa State Fair suggests that soon, the Duck Dynasty craze will be a thing of the past.
For the most part, the Robertsons have been successful in their quest to prevent Phil Robertson from causing additional controversy and risking their status as the hottest reality family. Unfortunately, despite these efforts, Duck Dynasty is no longer the redneck television sensation it was this time last year. Chalk it up to continued fallout from Phil’s GQ controversy or a simple lack of new and exciting story lines; it’s clear that the show is no longer able to capture interest among viewers or on Twitter.
The Robertsons are still eager to drum up interest for Duck Dynasty, which is why they’ve made several public appearances these last several weeks. Their latest showing took place at the Iowa State Fair, where several family members demonstrated their vocal abilities, or lack thereof. Uncle Si and Willie were entertaining as always, but fans were more focused on the MIA Phil Robertson. No explanation for Phil’s was offered, although Willie did admit that the Duck Dynasty patriarch “makes my life very interesting all the time.”
The turnout at the Iowa State Fair wasn’t particularly impressive, nor has it been at other events. Is this a bad sign for the future of Duck Dynasty? Feel free to share your opinion in the comments section below!
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